Suggested Readings:


Webliography: Bibliography:
  • Crueger, Anneliese, Wulf Crueger, Saeko Itō. Modern Japanese Ceramics : Pathways of Innovation & Tradition. Translated from German. (New York : Lark Books, c2007)
  • Irvine, Gregory. Japanese cloisonné: the seven treasures (London: V&A Publications ; New York: Distributed in North America by H.N. Abrams, 2006)
  • Keyes, Roger S. Ehon: the artist and the book in Japan (New York]: New York Public Library ; Seattle: University of Washington Press, c2006)
  • Roberts, Laurance P. A Dictionary of Japanese Artists : Painting, Sculpture, Ceramics, Prints, Lacquer. 1st ed. (Tokyo ; New York: Weatherhill, 1976)
  • Sanders, Herbert H., with the collaboration of Kenkichi Tomimoto. The World of Japanese Ceramics (Tokyo, Palo Alto, Calif.: Kodansha International, c1967)
  • Simpson, Penny, Lucy Kitto, kanji Sodeoka. The Japanese pottery handbook. 1st ed. (Tokyo: Kodansha International ; New York: distributor, Kodansha International/USA through Harper & Row, 1979)
  • Sullivan, Michael. Modern Chinese Artists : a Biographical Dictionary (Berkeley : University of California Press, c2006)
  • Tōyō Bijutsu Kokusai Kenkyūkai. Index of Japanese Painters (Tokyo, Rutland, Vt.: C. E. Tuttle Co., 1958) Originally published 1940.
  • Wilson, Richard L. Inside Japanese Ceramics : a Primer of Materials, Techniques, and Traditions. 1st ed. (New York : Weatherhill, 1995)
  • Yakimono: 4000 Years of Japanese Ceramics (Honolulu: Honolulu Academy of Arts, c2005)

Chinese Calligraphy (shu fa 書法)

Webliography: Bibliography:
  • Barrass, Gordon S. The Art of Calligraphy in Modern China (Berkeley: University of California Press, c2002)
  • Da-Wei, Kwo. Chinese Brushwork in Calligraphy and Painting (New York: Dover, 1990)
  • Ecke, Tseng Yu-ho. Chinese calligraphy (Boston, Mass.:David R. Godine in association with the Philadelphia Museum of Art, c1971)
  • Fu, Shen C.Y. in collaboration with Marilyn W. Fu, Mary G. Neill, Mary Jane Clark. Traces of the Brush: Studies in Chinese Calligraphy (New Haven, Conn. : Yale University Art Gallery, c1977)
  • Harrist, Robert E. and Wen C. Fung. The Embodied Image (New York: The Art Museum, Princeton University, 1999)
  • Knight, Michael and Joseph Chang (eds.) Out of Character: Decoding Chinese Calligraphy (Tuttle Pub., 2012)
  • Moore, Oliver. Reading the Past: Chinese (Berkeley: University of California Press/British Museum, c2000)
  • Sullivan, Michael. The Three Perfections: Chinese Painting, Poetry and Calligraphy. 2nd Edition. (New York: George Braziller Incorporated, 1999)
  • Yee, Chiang. Chinese Calligraphy: An Introduction to its Aesthetics and Technique 3rd ed. (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, c1973)
  • Zhang, Yiguo. Brushed Voices: Calligraphy in Contemporary China (New York: Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University, 1998)
Chinese Calligraphy 書法

Chinese Traditional Painting (guo hua 国画)

Webliography: Bibliography:
  • Eberhard, Wolfram. A Dictionary of Chinese Symbols: Hidden Symbols in Chinese Life and Thought (London and New York: Routedge, 1986)
  • Fong, Wen C. Between Two Cultures: Late-Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Chinese Paintings from the Robert H. Ellsworth Collection in the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art; New Haven and London: Yale University Press,c2001)
  • Hearn, Maxwell K. How to Read Chinese Paintings (New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art; New Haven: Yale University Press, c2008)
  • Kwo Da-Wei. Chinese Brushwork in Calligraphy and Painting: Its History, Aesthetics, and Techniques (New York: Dover, 1981)
  • Modern Chinese Art: The Khoan and Michael Sullivan Collection (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2001)
  • Sheng, Hao. Fresh ink : Ten Takes on Chinese Tradition (Boston, MA : MFA Publications, 2010)
  • Silbergeld, Jerome. Chinese Painting Style : Media, Methods, and Principles of Form (Seattle : University of Washington Press, c1982)
  • Sullivan, Michael. Art and Artists of Twentieth-century China (Berkeley : University of California Press, c1996)
  • Sullivan, Michael. The Three perfections: Chinese Painting, Poetry, and Calligraphy. Rev. ed. (New York: G. Braziller, 1999)
Chinese Traditional Painting 国画

Japanese Calligraphy (shodō 書道)

Webliography: Bibliography:
  • Addis, Stephen. 77 Dances: Japanese Calligraphy by Poets, Monks, and Scholars, 1568-1868 (Boston, Mass. : Weatherhill, c2006)
  • Boudonnat, Louise & Kushizaki, Harumi. Traces of the Brush: The Art of Japanese Calligraphy (San Francisco, Calif.: Chronicle Books, c2003)
  • Earnshaw, Christopher J. Sho: Japanese Calligraphy (Boston: Tuttle Publishing, c1988)
  • Eloquent Line: Contemporary Japanese Calligraphy (Washington, D.C.: ISC Exhibition Services, c1992)
  • Nakata, Yujiro. The Art of Japanese Calligraphy. [1st English ed.] (New York: Weatherhill, 1973)
Japanese Calligraphy 書道

Japanese Traditional Painting (nihonga 日本画)

Webliography: Bibliography:
  • Morioka, Michiyo and and Paul Berry. Modern Masters of Kyoto : the Transformation of Japanese Painting Traditions, Nihonga from the Griffith and Patricia Way Collection (Seattle, WA : Seattle Art Museum : Distributed by the University of Washington Press, c1999)
Japanese Traditional Painting 日本画

Chadōgu 茶道具 (tea ceremony tools)

Webliography: Chadōgu 茶道具 (Japanese tea ceremony tools)

Kabin 花瓶 / Hanaire 花入 (Japanese flower vases)

Webliography: Kabin 花瓶 / Hanaire 花入 (Japanese flower vases)

Kōgō 香合 (incense boxes)

Webliography: Bibliography:
  • Museée des beaux-arts de Montréal. Boites à encens japonaises redécouvertes = Japanese Incense Boxes Rediscovered (Montréal : Le Musée, [1977?])
Kōgō (Japanese incense boxes) 香合

Kōro 香炉 (incense burners)


Okimono 置物 (objets d'art)

Webliography: Okimono (Objets d'art) 置物

Shikki 漆器 (lacquer ware)

Webliography: Bibliography:
  • Shadows and Reflections: Japanese Lacquer Art from the Collection of Edmund J. Lewis at the Honolulu Academy of Arts (Honolulu: Honolulu Academy of Arts, c1996)
Shikki (lacquer ware) 漆器

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Webliography: Bibliography:
  • Blakemore, Frances. Who's who in Modern Japanese Prints. 1st ed. (New York: Weatherhill, 1975)
  • Merritt, Helen. Modern Japanese Woodblock Prints: the Early Years (Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, c1990)
  • Merritt, Helen and Yamada, Nanako Yamada. Guide to Modern Japanese Woodblock Prints: 1900-1975 (Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, c1992)
  • Michener, James A. The Modern Japanese Print; an Appreciation (Rutland, Vt.: C. E. Tuttle Co., c1962)
  • Neuer, Roni, Herbert Liebertson, [introductory and biographical passages] Susugu Yoshida. Ukiyo-e : 250 Years of Japanese Art. 1st American ed. Translated from Italian. (New York: Windward, [1979] c1978)
  • Statler, Oliver. Modern Japanse Prints: An Art Reborn (Rutland & Tokyo: Tuttle, 1956)
  • Till, Barry. Shin Hanga: The New Print Movement of Japan (San Francisco: Pomegranate, c2007)
  • Tolman, Mary and Norman Tolman. Collecting Modern Japanese Prints Then & Now (Rutland, Vt.: Charles E. Tuttle Co., c1994)
  • Volk, Alicia and Helen Nagata. Made in Japan: The Postwar Creative Print Movement (Milwaukee, Wis.: Milwaukee Art Museum in association with University of Washington Press, Seattle, 2005)
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